Northwestern University, 1973
Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Developmental theory, identity processes, narrative, adolescence.
Bell, N.J., Wieling, E., & Watson, W. (2007). Processes of self-construction: Micro indicators of developmental patterns following transition to university. Identity, 7, 1-26.
Bell, N.J., Kerksiek, K.A., Kanitkar, K., Watson, W., Das, A., Kostina-Ritchey, E., Russell, M.H., & Harris, K. (2009). University students in recovery: Implications of different types of recovery identities, and common challenges. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 27, 426-441.
Bell, N.J. (2009). Making connections: Considering the dynamics of narrative stability from a relational approach. Narrative Inquiry, 19, 280-306.
Watson, W.K., Bell, N.J., & Stelle, C. (2010). Women narrate later-life remarriage: Negotiating the cultural to create the personal. Journal of Aging Studies, 24, 302-312.
Bell, N.J., & Das, A. (2011). Emergent organization in the dialogical self: Evolution of a “both” ethnic identity position. Culture & Psychology, 17, 263-277.
Baron, E., Bell, N.J., Corson, K., Kostina-Ritchey, E., & Frederick, H. (2012). Girls discuss choice of an all-girl middle school: Narrative analysis of an early adolescent identity project. Journal of Early Adolescence, 32, 464-487.
Bell, N.J., Baron, E., Corson, K., Kostina-Ritchey, E., & Frederick, H. (in press). Parent-adolescent decision making: Embracing dialogical complexity. Journal of Family Issues. (Published online March 14, 2013).
Bell, N.J. (in press). Rhythm and semiotic structures of long-term ambivalence in the dialogical self. Journal of Constructivist Psychology.
Bell, N.J. (2013). Dialogical processes of self-transformation: The sample case of eating disorder recovery. Identity, 13, 46-72.
Aranha,K.M., Bell, N.J., & Dunham, C. (2013). Older adults navigating Medicare: When benefits are denied. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 56, 145-163.
Bell, N.J., Corson, K., & Baron, E. (in press). Contingent Resistances Methodology: Analyzing Resistance in Parents’ and Daughters’ Choice of an All-Girl Middle School. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology.